Broken Arrow
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Hong Kong director John Woo's second U.S. film (his first was Hard Target) delivers a number of exciting action sequences but is let down by a credibility-straining plot. John Travolta plays Vic Deakins, an Air Force pilot on what is supposed to be a routine night flight mission with his co-pilot, the younger Riley Hale (Christian Slater), whom Deakins constantly kids for lacking the "will to win." Deakins is actually a traitor who crashlands their Stealth Bomber in Death Valley so that he can steal two nuclear warheads onboard and sell them to terrorists who plan to blackmail… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

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"Directed with the keen action instincts Woo brought to The Killer, Hard-Boiled and other cult causes from his career in Hong Kong."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Travolta is camp, but the action is cool in true John Woo style."
‑ Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia)
"An intricate, rather beautiful dance of momentum and force."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"too long, too loud, too silly"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A perfectly entertaining, exciting, and competently made action thriller, [but] it can't help but be somewhat of a letdown."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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